Mimi, my bride-to-be, had a very particular vision in mind for her photo shoot and my regular 1 hr engagement session wasn’t going to cut it. After discussing with Mimi her ideal Okanagan engagement photography session I set out to find the perfect props & settings. I managed to sorce out a vintage row boat in Lake Country, a horse and a Kelowna vineyard where I was able to take an aerial shot of the Okanagan vines, the lake and to top it all off – those picturesque mountains. Since I only take on one shoot per day I have the flexibility to make a photo session longer or shorter if the need arises.
Both Kenny and Mimi wore traditional outfits for both of their heritages as well as a couple more conventional outfits including a custom made red dress with an amazingly long and flowy train that made for some gorgeous movement in the photos.
It’s important to me, as a Kelowna engagement & wedding photographer, that I can bring my couples to the special locations around the Okanagan to showcase their love for one another in this beautiful place I call home.
I absolutely fell in love with Mimi’s “Sophia Webster” Rose Gold pumps with black flamingo pin heels! I mean could these shoes get any better?!
Kelowna Engagement Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Bertram Creek Park & Tower Ranch in Kelowna BC, Spring of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm | 24mm – 105mm
Second shooter: Jake Hodder
I love being an Okanagan Photographer because it allows me to do these super romantic picnic engagement sessions at places like Cedar Creek Winery, with wonderful couples like Pam and Jeff.
Pam & Jeff had a sweet and intimate picnic among the vines for their Summer engagement session, including a 2014 bottle of Cedar Creek Estate Winery Gewurztraminer and a loaf of locally baked French Bread. Accompanied by their adorable Jack Russel Terrier named Piper, Pam and Jeff wanted to capture a piece of the Okanagan for their engagement before they traveled to Newfoundland for their wedding.
We could see some heavy clouds slowly inching across the lake as the shoot went on, but it allowed for some perfect golden hour lighting and a bit of reprieve from the hot August weather. We managed to take some amazing cuddly photos between the rows of grapes before the rain made it to the romantic Cedar Creek Winery. This candid photo shoot was a highlight of the year.
Pam and Jeff (and Piper) were so incredibly sweet and kind, they were no shortage of smiles, laughter and snuggles the entire time. You could see the love radiate from this small family and we hope to see them back in Kelowna again soon!
Kelowna Engagement Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at Cedar Creek Winery in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm
Christine and Daniel were just the sweetest couple you could ever meet! You could tell that they loved each other full-heartedly the second they saw one another at their ceremony. Friends and family gathered from all over the country to celebrate their love at one of Kelowna’s most breathtaking wineries; Cedar Creek Estates. The bride and groom exchanged vows with their pastor from Trinity Church, under the contemporary wedding arch, you really couldn’t ask for a better setting. Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get any cuter with this couple, bubbles filled the sky when they walked down the aisle as man and wife.
This winery wedding was definitely one of my favorites this wedding season, and I thank Stephanie Whiting for allowing me to second shoot this wedding with her company Photography West.
All in all a great Okanagan wedding that I will treasure forever.
All the following photos were taken in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2015. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm | 24mm – 105mm
Second shooter for Stephanie Whiting at Photography West
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Jessica (or Jess as most know her) is a very talented individual and we met in the wedding industry when I was first starting out. We instantly bonded over the beauty of weddings and our love of animals, so working together for a lifestyle shoot was a no-brainer.
This stunning lady is as sweet and as country as they come. She is also an inspiring trades women! I was so excited to take photos of such a motivating beauty with her Border Collie named Tucker and her horse Lexi.
Jess wanted to celebrate the time that she has spent with her trusty companions. She was inspired by her grandmother’s simple yet flowy wedding dress and an organic floral crown that she was able to make just before the shoot.
Sourcing out a breathtaking location near Tower Ranch in Kelowna BC we were able to get some great shots as we cautiously watched the largest, darkest clouds roll across the valley, straight for us. It ended up being one of the largest storms all summer and we were lucky enough to finish our lifestyle shoot and have front row seats for nature’s powerful show.
Some of you might even recognize Jess’s horse Lexi, as she was a model for me with a sweet couple for their engagement shoot. So Lexi was a seasoned pro when it came to modeling for her lifestyle photography debut. You can check out the gallery here.
Someone might ask if there is any difference between a lifestyle photographer and a wedding photographer. In all honesty their really isn’t much difference because the way that I shoot is very emotionally based. Throughout any given wedding you switch between being a portrait, fashion, editorial, and lifestyle photographer. I make each different section of a day cohesive by making sure that the emotion is genuine and try to source out the best light possible.
Thank you Jess for allowing this lifestyle photographer a chance to capture your love of your dear friends, Lexi and Tucker.
Kelowna Lifestyle Photography Info
All the following photos were taken at Tower Ranch in Kelowna BC, Summer of 2016. Canon 6D | 50mm | 35mm